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How to keep your drum tech happy, how to use big drums, how to deal with the jetlag, when to use click tracks, and what will cost you money — this, and more on the new installment of The Chief Answers your Questions.

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Dancing to a drum solo

Paicey sitting at the bar and telling pub stories. What else would you expect from what is rightfully called ‘Tales from the Bar’, right? Here’s Episode 2. Enjoy!

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That sound of the steam engine

Paicey pays tribute to the late Little Richard (watch inside).

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Chief’s thoughts

Paicey answers fans’ questions on his channel Ian Paice Drum Tribe (watch inside).

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Hello everybody, Ian here

Right in time for the global quarantine, Paicey has launched his own Youtube channel: Ian Paice Drumtribe. Without further adieu, straight from the horse’s mouth — what, when and why (watch inside).

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Nothing seems important, yet everything is

Roger Glover posts a message to the world, in which he mourns the passing of John Prine on April 7 from COVID-19 complications. I sit at the computer attempting to describe feelings, views, thoughts, but nothing seems important right now, and yet everything is. Of course, I send my wishes for good health to anyone […]

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It’s been a year

Roger Glover posts his end-of-the-year message: It’s been a year since I last posted. Somehow, life slips by without warning. I do read all the posts you send, grateful that you take the trouble to share your thoughts and questions. I shall answer some in due course. The lovely words for my birthday leave a […]

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Tuesday, we made another album

Ian Gillan, in his own whimsically cryptic way, confirms that the band has finished the new album to be released probably some time in spring 2020 and followed by a tour: […] now we gird our lions (yes, I know, but I’m in Africa) for a year of febrile activity into which a rare amount […]

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Regarding cancelled shows in Mexico

The band has issued the following statement: In regards to the cancelled shows in Merida and Cancun, we were as surprised as everybody else. We were looking forward to play there and, as of yet, have not received a reason as to why the promoter cancelled the shows. Our apologies to our fans. We understand […]

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From Chuck Berry to Bach

Roger Glover, Chuck Berry, Jon Hiseman, Roger Glover once again, Paicey’s father, John McLaughlin, and J.S. Bach — what do they all have in common? Watch About the band part 3 to find out.

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